Cristina Kirchner: “The major powers never go to elections”
July 31, 2012
The president, Cristina Kirchner, spoke at the signing of agreements between PDVSA and YPF with President Hugo Chavez. He praised the regional integration and called for “keeping up with history.”
We must learn to correct when we are not right, we are not God. You and I, Hugo, for various reasons, we have learned. The worst thing you can do is wrong and resist, but that would make us stupid.
We are a democratic country to be elected every two years, you [Chavez] and did even more. You did like 13, you went too far. That’s not the most important power, anywhere in the world. The major powers are not going to elections, are corporations, large conglomerates, financial conglomerates. That power, which nobody mentioned, do not choose one, do not vote no, and yet we judge all of us.
It is good to recognize that this is a new era. I do not think you’re Bolivar, I do not think Joan Azurduy, but I think we have similar challenges. We will see more changes in the years that remain in the 200-year history that happened. Globalization is exposing power.